Pompey boss weighing up left-back options
POMPEY boss Kenny Jackett is weighing up his left-back options.
The Blues have Dion Donohue and Brandon Haunstrup contracted for next season.
Yet Jackett is mulling over whether to further strengthen what has proven a problematic position at times during his Fratton Park reign.
Bristol Rovers’ Lee Brown has already been linked with a free transfer switch following his departure from the League One club.
It’s a Pompey association which continues to linger, despite being downplayed by Jackett last month.
Elsewhere, Sylvain Deslandes will remain at Wolves after the Premier League newcomers triggered an option.
Another left-back loanee this season was Damien McCrory, who has been offered a fresh deal at Burton.
Regardless, Pompey’s most effective players for that full-back role have been Donohue and Haunstrup, with both impressing on occasions.
Donohue worked hard on adjusting to left-back demands following his arrival from Chesterfield and can also operate in midfield.
Meanwhile, the Blues activated a 12-month option in Haunstrup’s contract to keep him at Fratton Park for next season.
However, Jackett continues to assess his squad.
When asked about the left-back situation, Pompey’s boss said: ‘I think Donohue has some flexibility in terms of left-back and left midfield, I do think that is important.
‘I have played with both Donohue and Haunstrup (at left-back) and both have a future here.’
Waterlooville’s Haunstrup made 20 appearances during what was a breakthrough season, while Donohue featured 35 times, primarily as a left-back.